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Table 1
Labour force characteristics by age and sex

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  October 2008 November 2008 October to November 2008 November 2007 to November 2008 October to November 2008 November 2007 to November 2008
  Seasonally adjusted
  thousands change in thousands % change
Both sexes 15+            
Population 27,044.1 27,072.6 28.5 379.1 0.1 1.4
Labour force 18,355.5 18,307.2 -48.3 216.4 -0.3 1.2
Employment 17,215.8 17,145.2 -70.6 129.8 -0.4 0.8
Full-time 14,024.8 13,992.4 -32.4 82.1 -0.2 0.6
Part-time 3,190.9 3,152.9 -38.0 47.9 -1.2 1.5
Unemployment 1,139.7 1,162.0 22.3 86.6 2.0 8.1
Participation rate 67.9 67.6 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.3 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 63.7 63.3 -0.4 -0.4 ... ...
Part-time rate 18.5 18.4 -0.1 0.2 ... ...
Youths 15 to 24            
Population 4,381.9 4,383.0 1.1 17.4 0.0 0.4
Labour force 2,965.4 2,953.6 -11.8 10.3 -0.4 0.3
Employment 2,608.6 2,589.8 -18.8 -16.9 -0.7 -0.6
Full-time 1,445.6 1,430.2 -15.4 6.2 -1.1 0.4
Part-time 1,163.0 1,159.6 -3.4 -23.1 -0.3 -2.0
Unemployment 356.9 363.8 6.9 27.2 1.9 8.1
Participation rate 67.7 67.4 -0.3 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.0 12.3 0.3 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 59.5 59.1 -0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Part-time rate 44.6 44.8 0.2 -0.6 ... ...
Men 25+            
Population 11,076.6 11,090.3 13.7 182.1 0.1 1.7
Labour force 8,196.5 8,168.2 -28.3 96.5 -0.3 1.2
Employment 7,748.9 7,709.2 -39.7 56.7 -0.5 0.7
Full-time 7,179.9 7,175.1 -4.8 23.5 -0.1 0.3
Part-time 569.0 534.1 -34.9 33.2 -6.1 6.6
Unemployment 447.6 459.0 11.4 39.7 2.5 9.5
Participation rate 74.0 73.7 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.6 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 70.0 69.5 -0.5 -0.7 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.3 6.9 -0.4 0.4 ... ...
Women 25+            
Population 11,585.6 11,599.4 13.8 179.8 0.1 1.6
Labour force 7,193.6 7,185.3 -8.3 109.5 -0.1 1.5
Employment 6,858.3 6,846.2 -12.1 90.0 -0.2 1.3
Full-time 5,399.4 5,387.1 -12.3 52.3 -0.2 1.0
Part-time 1,458.9 1,459.1 0.2 37.7 0.0 2.7
Unemployment 335.3 339.2 3.9 19.6 1.2 6.1
Participation rate 62.1 61.9 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.7 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.2 59.0 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.3 21.3 0.0 0.3 ... ...
...not applicable
Note:Related CANSIM table 282-0087.